Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Minimum Wage Bill to FINALLY Receive a Senate Vote

Cloture was finally reached on the Senate bill that would raise the minimum wage...
But at a price: (From Bob Geiger)

The measure that will now be voted on is a compromise bill that also gives $8 billion in tax breaks to small business, a price Reid said he was willing to pay to get a raise out of Senate Republicans for America's working poor.

"If that's the only way to get this out of here, I'm willing to do it to give 13 million Americans an increase in the minimum wage," said Reid, of the tax breaks that, while already paid for, should not have been necessary for a hike in the decade-old minimum wage.

Well, so am I. If that's all that the Republicans are asking for, then let's give it to them in order to give the working poor in this nation the raise that they totally deserve...
And desperately need.

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